I always say that I can live in a jeans and t-shirt look, but I love to add a couple key pieces to spice up this basic look depending on the occasion.
This post is meant to inspire you to create your own fun jeans and t-shirt look. I always find it fun to try and find looks I love and recreate them for less! Give it a try! I want to see your looks! Post your outfit on Instagram and tag me and use the hashtag #HWSOOTD so I can see YOUR "outfit of the day".
My favorite way to make my boring jeans and t-shirt look more special and unique is to add a beautiful shoe. The right shoe can completely change an entire outfit. My favorite trick is a nude pump or nude heeled sandal that really elongates the leg. Yes, I'm a fan of heels and wear them often, but you can also find a special flat shoe that adds something special like a pop of color or metallic look.
Take the time to add a couple of extra accessories that complete the look. It helps pull the look together and makes you look like you made more of an effort, even if it's just thrown together for a last minute invite to brunch with the girls. A hat is a great way to look great fast. This is my "go-to" when I don't have time to make my hair look decent and it works every time. A special piece of jewelry or a scarf can work too.
If I'm wearing a nude colored shoe, I try to add a pop of color somewhere else like with a scarf or handbag, depending on the occasion.
This outfit above is really easy to put together. Most days you'll find me in some version of this. Make up is usually a quickie of Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20, mascara and lip gloss. I use all Beautycounter skincare and makeup these days becasue....safer ingredients, better beauty;)
The goal is to get a few of the right pieces in place so you don't have to spend forever getting ready....but you always look pulled together!
Shop the photo:
- Cropped jeans
- Striped lightweight sweater
- Fedora hat (I wear this more than anything in my closet so it's worth every penny. It's the exact hat in all of my profile pics. color: natural/black)
- Red low-heeled suede sandal (this "pop of color" is the star of the show in the outfit above)
- Gold watch
- Aviator sunglasses
- Beautycounter Lip Sheer + Lip Shine (great used separately or layered!)
- Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara (winner of Allure Best of Beauty Award 2016!)
I like to choose some high-end, classic, timeless pieces that last a long time but you can definitely find this look for less. Target, Amazon and searching styles online are great ways to find looks for less.
A couple of my favorite nude + color pop ankle strap sandals:
Wondering how I decide to splurge or save? Read my blog post: Shop Smarter...Cost Per Wear